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UFC 123 Fighters Take Home Big Bonuses

Written on November 22, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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As expected, the UFC 123 fighters always have their fair share of hefty bonuses from the promotional show. Here's the inside scoop about the UFC 123 bonuses.

B.J. Penn, Phil Davis, George Sotiropoulos and Joe Lauzon each earned $80,000 “Fight Night” bonuses from their fantastic performances during last Saturday’s “UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida” event.

Penn earned the night’s “Knockout of the Night” award making it his rebound revenge. Davis picked up the “Submission of the Night” bonus; Sotiropoulos and Lauzon shared “Fight of the Night” honors.

UFC 123 took place at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. The main card aired on pay-per-view, while Spike TV aired a pair of preliminary card fights. Penn stunned his main card opponent, Matt Hughes and the Michigan crowd with a 21-second finish. After that, Penn had dropped Hughes with a right hand and was quick enough to jump on his opponent with stiff blows that followed a stoppage. He was declared winner and also awarded with a big bonus.

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Dana White Speaks of Jackson’s UFC and Movie Career

Written on November 20, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"The reality is this is where he makes his money. The money isn't in the movie business unless you're (George) Clooney. I think he's taking it serious." ---Dana White

A few months ago , UFC president Dana White was not pleased to put the fight between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans on hold. Now, Jackson is focused on fighting again, White believes he’ll never have the same problem.

“The reality is this is where he makes his money. The money isn’t in the movie business unless you’re (George) Clooney. I think he’s taking it serious.”

Jackson, delayed his UFC 114 fight with Evans for almost half a year in order to portray B.A. Baracus on a feature-film version of “The A-Team.” Evans earned a unanimous decision victory, and Jackson later said that he knew his chances of winning were dimmed due to the events that took place outside of the cage.

White believed that the things happened outside the octagon somehow affected Jackson’ fighting goals.

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UFC 123’s Pre-Event Open to General Public

Written on November 17, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The UFC 123's pre-fight press conference will start this afternoon. Watch as fighters for the upcoming UFC event answer the questions of the press. Be there or be left out.

Cagefighting fans cannot wait for UFC’s return to Michigan. The promotion starts the series of events with a pre-fight press conference and surely everyone wants to be there. Good thing is it is open to the general public.

The pre-event press conference will be on Wednesday, 1 PM ET at the MGM Grant Detroit. The event takes place in the Grand Ballroom.

Taking part in the said press conference are main event fighters Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida and co-main event participants Matt Hughes and B.J. Penn – all former UFC champions.

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Countdown to UFC 123 Airs Tonight on Spike TV

Written on November 16, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The traditional countdown to UFC fights airs tonight on Spike TV. As part of the per-event curriculum, profiles of each fighter of UFC 123 will be featured. So what to do? Better sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

The traditional preview show of UFC 123 debuts on Spike TV tonight entitled “Countdown to UFC 123.” The 60-minute show will serve as a primer for UFC 123’s events. The Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida headliner will follow at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.

The UFC 123 event takes place at the the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. Obviously, the main card fighters will be the focus of tonight’s show. A rubber match between former lightweight champ B.J. Penn and ex-welterweight title-holder Matt Hughes will also be covered.

The full UFC 123 card is listed after the skip.

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Jackson Criticizes Machida’s Fighting Skills

Written on November 14, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"When you get in the octagon, you fight. It's not like boxing where guys are trying to outpoint each other and go for a decision. We're MMA fighters, we're the best athletes in the world. I just hate to see our sport change into boxing where people aren't even fighting anymore. I can't even watch a boxing match anymore." ---Quinton "Rampage" Jackson

Way back in March 2009, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson said something about his current opponent Lyoto Machida who was at that time on his way of becoming the UFC light-heavyweight champion.

Jackson isn’t a fan of Machida’s fighting skills. He reffered to it as “boring as hell.” Since it’s their time to prove themselves, the fire between the two were rekindled whether the perception was changed or not.

“Why would it change because I’m matched up with him?” Jackson said during a UFC 123 conference call. Why would I change how I like his fighting style just beause I’m fighting him?”

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The UFC 123 Official Fight Card

Written on November 09, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Good News! After weeks of guessing who will participate on UFC 123, officials from the promotion officially announced the 11 fight lineups to watch for.

Just like previous events, UFC 123 amazes people with an excellent 11-fight lineup. Today marked the finalization of the long-rumored fight card. It was chosen to be headlined by Lyoto Machida and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The event will take place on Nov. 20 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. Main card airs […]

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UFC Prelims is Here for UFC 123 Michigan

Written on October 04, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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The phenomenon of UFC Prelims is here once again for UFC 123 in Michigan. From its previous successes in the past, it is a new taste of battle inside the octagon.

The official line-up for the UFC Michigan is now complete. From a source, we’ve learned that in addition to the night’s pay per view plans, Spike TV will also broadcast the Mark Munoz vs. Aaron Simpson and Matt Brown vs. Rory MacDonald contests on a live “UFC Prelims” special.

The UFC 123 will be here on Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. Featuring a ight-heavyweight bout between former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida headlines the pay-per-view portion of the show.

Munoz (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), saw his three-fight win collapsed when Yushin Okami defeated him via split decision at UFC on Versus 2. Prior to that, the former WEC fighter picked up UFC wins over Nick Catone, Ryan Jensen and Kendall Grove.

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Tim Boetsch vs Phil Davis on UFC 123

Written on September 06, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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After both fighters agreed to fight, the official statement is only the thing left unsaid.

Tim Boetsch (12-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Phil Davis (7-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) are bound for UFC 123. Though we still don’t have an official statement, sources say that these fighters agreed to fight and papers are being processed now.

UFC 123 is expected to be on Nov. 20 at the The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. This will be a match up with former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida headlines the pay-per-view event.

Davis is less than one month removed from a fight on short notice at UFC 117 when he intervened to wounded arriving Stanislav Nedkov and beat Rodney Wallace points. It was the third win of the collegiate wrestler after victories over Alexander Gustafsson and Brian Stann at UFC 112 and UFC 109.

Boetsch has recently returned to the octagon on UFC 117 following his three-fight win on the regionals and tapped down newcomer Todd Brown via unanimous decision.

It was his win over Heath that hypen up the viewers when he tossed Heath on the mat and beating him during UFC 81.

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